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Old 02-20-2007, 02:48 AM   #1
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I know this has been covered before but...I am a worrier. I made the welches frozen version that Yoopergirl posted for me. I multiplied everything in order to make a 3 gallon batch. My starting SP was 1.095. I allowed it to set , covered for about 12 hours and pitched yeast. I used the Montrachet yeast, did not reconstitute, just sprinkled it on top and recovered. Its 9 hours later and still nothing. No activity at all. I did bring the fermenter inside out of the cold. I would guess the temp of the must was around 56 F when I pitched the yeast. Temp inside now is around 72-75 F. Any ideas?

 
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:21 AM   #2
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Relax, have some patience!

Have a beer (or a glass of wine) or whatever. Do the crossword, shovel snow...
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:09 PM   #3
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56 degrees is way too cold- so keeping it warmer is the key. It should be fine- you can stir it twice a day, if you want. Maybe the cold caused the yeast to flocculate, so I'd stir it up. I stir my wines for the first two or three days anyway, to get oxygen into them.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:28 AM   #4
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It has been 32 hrs, I removed the cloth and gave it a big stirrin with a sterilized stainless spoon. If it don't get kicked off in the mrning I am going to reconstitute some more yeast and chunk it in there.
I don't like opening that bucket very often, outta sight, outta mind keeps the critters out.

 
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